Therefore, let us fear if, while a promise remains of entering His rest, any one of you may seem to have come short of it. For indeed we have had good news preached to us, just as they also; but the word they heard did not profit them, because it was not united by faith in those who heard. For we who have believed enter that rest, just as He has said, "AS I SWORE IN MY WRATH, THEY SHALL NOT ENTER MY REST," although His works were finished from the foundation of the world. For He has said somewhere concerning the seventh day: "AND GOD RESTED ON THE SEVENTH DAY FROM ALL HIS WORKS"; and again in this passage, "THEY SHALL NOT ENTER MY REST." Therefore, since it remains for some to enter it, and those who formerly had good news preached to them failed to enter because of disobedience, He again fixes a certain day, "Today," saying through David after so long a time just as has been said before, "TODAY IF YOU HEAR HIS VOICE, DO NOT HARDEN YOUR HEARTS." For if Joshua had given them rest, He would not have spoken of another day after that. So there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God. For the one who has entered His rest has himself also rested from his works, as God did from His. Therefore let us be diligent to enter that rest, so that no one will fall, through following the same example of disobedience. For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart. And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are open and laid bare to the eyes of Him with whom we have to do. Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin. Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
It is a commandment of God.
"Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. "Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a sabbath of the LORD your God; in it you shall not do any work, you or your son or your daughter, your male or your female servant or your cattle or your sojourner who stays with you. "For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day; therefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day and made it holy.
WHOEVER BELIEVES THAT JESUS IS THE CHRIST IS BORN OF GOD,
AND WHOEVER LOVES THE FATHER LOVES THE CHILD BORN OF HIM.
BY THIS WE KNOW THAT WE LOVE THE CHILDREN OF GOD,
WHEN WE LOVE GOD AND OBSERVE HIS COMMANDMENTS.
FOR THIS IS THE LOVE OF GOD, THAT WE KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS;
AND HIS COMMANDMENTS ARE NOT BURDENSOME.
FOR WHATEVER IS BORN OF GOD OVERCOMES THE WORLD;
AND THIS IS THE VICTORY THAT HAS OVERCOME THE WORLD--OUR FAITH.
WHO IS THE ONE WHO OVERCOMES THE WORLD,
BUT HE WHO BELIEVES THAT JESUS IS THE SON OF GOD?
THIS IS THE ONE WHO CAME BY WATER AND BLOOD,
NOT WITH THE WATER ONLY,
BUT WITH THE WATER AND WITH THE BLOOD.
IT IS THE SPIRIT WHO TESTIFIES,
BECAUSE THE SPIRIT IS THE TRUTH.
FOR THERE ARE THREE THAT TESTIFY:
AND THE WATER
AND THE BLOOD;
AND THE THREE ARE IN AGREEMENT.
IF WE RECEIVE THE TESTIMONY OF MEN,
THE TESTIMONY OF GOD IS GREATER;
FOR THE TESTIMONY OF GOD IS THIS,
THAT HE HAS TESTIFIED CONCERNING HIS SON.
THE ONE WHO BELIEVES IN THE SON OF GOD HAS THE TESTIMONY IN HIMSELF;
THE ONE WHO DOES NOT BELIEVE GOD HAS MADE HIM A LIAR,
BECAUSE HE HAS NOT BELIEVED IN THE TESTIMONY THAT
GOD HAS GIVEN CONCERNING HIS SON.
AND THE TESTIMONY IS THIS,
THAT GOD HAS GIVEN US ETERNAL LIFE,
AND THIS LIFE IS IN HIS SON.
HE WHO HAS THE SON HAS THE LIFE;
HE WHO DOES NOT HAVE THE SON OF GOD DOES NOT HAVE THE LIFE.
THESE THINGS I HAVE WRITTEN TO YOU WHO BELIEVE IN THE NAME OF THE SON OF GOD, SO THAT YOU MAY KNOW THAT YOU HAVE ETERNAL LIFE.
THIS IS THE CONFIDENCE WHICH WE HAVE BEFORE HIM,
IF WE ASK ANYTHING ACCORDING TO HIS WILL,
HE HEARS US.
AND IF WE KNOW THAT HE HEARS US IN WHATEVER WE ASK,
WE KNOW THAT WE HAVE THE REQUESTS WHICH WE HAVE ASKED FROM HIM.
IF ANYONE SEES HIS BROTHER COMMITTING A SIN NOT LEADING TO DEATH,
HE SHALL ASK AND GOD WILL FOR HIM GIVE LIFE TO THOSE WHO
COMMIT SIN NOT LEADING TO DEATH.
THERE IS A SIN LEADING TO DEATH;
I DO NOT SAY THAT HE SHOULD MAKE REQUEST FOR THIS.
ALL UNRIGHTEOUSNESS IS SIN,
AND THERE IS A SIN NOT LEADING TO DEATH.
WE KNOW THAT NO ONE WHO IS BORN OF GOD SINS;
BUT HE WHO WAS BORN OF GOD KEEPS HIM,
AND THE EVIL ONE DOES NOT TOUCH HIM.
WE KNOW THAT WE ARE OF GOD,
AND THAT THE WHOLE WORLD LIES IN THE POWER OF THE EVIL ONE.
AND WE KNOW THAT THE SON OF GOD HAS COME,
AND HAS GIVEN US UNDERSTANDING SO THAT WE MAY KNOW HIM WHO IS TRUE;
AND WE ARE IN HIM WHO IS TRUE,
IN HIS SON JESUS CHRIST.
THIS IS THE TRUE GOD AND ETERNAL LIFE.
LITTLE CHILDREN, GUARD YOURSELVES FROM IDOLS.
1 JOHN 5:1-21
For years I have been observing the Sabbath on Sunday because I know that believers are to have a Sabbath rest. A few Sabbaths ago on July 12,2014 I started to observe the Sabbath when the Jewish people do. They start their Sabbath Friday at sunset until Saturday at sunset. I feel such peace now that I observe the Sabbath day with the Jewish people, when God said to, such a blessing. I hope you have a Sabbath rest and instruct Christian believers to have a Sabbath rest.
Be blessed your Sister in Christ Jesus,